Archive for: February, 2007

Refresh/Rails Meeting – Amazon Presenting

Feb 28 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Refresh/Rails Meeting – Amazon Presenting

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Regarding babies…

Feb 28 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Fewer babies…

“There are two reasons fertility rates can decline,” said J. David Hacker, a SUNY Binghamton historian. “One explanation is that marriage declines. Not as many women get married, and if they do marry, they do so at a later age, so that there is less time to have children. The second explanation is that people consciously try to limit having children, which was revolutionary in the 19th century.”

Why Women Have Fewer Babies

Smarter babies…

Women who eat seafood while pregnant may be boosting their children’s IQ in the process, according to new research published Friday in The Lancet. The results of the study were surprising, say the authors, and contradict American and British recommendations that pregnant women should limit seafood and fish consumption to avoid potentially high levels of mercury.

Fish during pregnancy may boost kids’ IQ

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Upgrading to Cisco from Linksys

Feb 26 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Upgrading to Cisco from Linksys

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Tangle Free

Feb 24 2007 Published by under Ramblings

For those of you who know me really well, you’ll know why I love this! πŸ˜€

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When Gmail is Blocked

Feb 22 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I’ve had a few friends tell me that Gmail was inaccessible from where they were… it could be a network problem, or filtering, or a policy issue.

Here are some ways to get around the problem…

How to access Gmail when it is blocked at work or school

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Web 2.0

Feb 20 2007 Published by under Ramblings

A buddy sent me this vdeo…and its really well done… it walks you down the path of how Web 2.0 came to be…

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Google Calendar and Outlook Syncing

Feb 18 2007 Published by under Ramblings

So you love Google Calendar, huh?

And you also love Outlook/Exchange, too?

And you also have your smartphone synced with your Outlook/Exchange all the time?

But you’d like to integreate Google Calendar with all of that as well?

Well – here ya go! (P.S. – its completely FREE)

Incorporate Google Calendar Into Outlook

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NYC Flagship Apple Store

Feb 17 2007 Published by under Ramblings



NYC Flagship Apple Store

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Texas Leads in Foreclosures

Feb 16 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Ouch!

In Texas, 14,728 new foreclosure filings were reported over the course of January — the highest number of new foreclosures posted by any state in the United States, according to RealtyTrac.

Texas takes a top spot in January foreclosure report

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Steve vs Bill

Feb 14 2007 Published by under Ramblings

All about the iWorld!

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Small Place to Live

Feb 12 2007 Published by under Ramblings

The last time I was at the gym with my usual group of friends, someone spoke of a tiny “apartment” that was for sale in London that was the size of a closet…

Look what £170,000 can buy you
A flat roughly the size of a snooker table has gone on sale for £170,000 in London’s upmarket Chelsea.

‘Table-sized flat’ for £170,000

During the conversation it was unclear how anyone could possibly live in something so small… but it seems that its actually possible!

Simple Simon used SketchUp to draw up plans for a renovation of the place that would render it habitable. His ideas are pretty clever

Plan for a an 11′ x 7′ flat

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Lucasfilm data center

Feb 10 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I love datacenter’s… πŸ˜€

CNET’s Veronica Belmont toured the cutting-edge data center at Lucasfilm in San Francisco. From Web sites to e-mail to graphic rendering, all the bytes pass through here at this high-tech movie production company.

When a dozen petabytes is not enough

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Kill-A-Watt

Feb 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Kill-A-Watt

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Save NPR and PBS

Feb 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings

I’m sure lots of you out there love NPR and PBS…. πŸ™‚

President Bush just proposed drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. We’ve stopped similar cuts in the past, but enough is enough: With the new Congress, we can make sure this never happens again. Sign this petition to Congress

Save NPR and PBS once and for all

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Cool Math

Feb 08 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Fascinating math trick!

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Helping with city planning

Feb 06 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Helping with city planning

A live shot from the camera on my phone.

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Good Unix

Feb 06 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Bad habits? nah…. πŸ™‚

Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX command line efficiency — and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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Gates on Daily Show

Feb 04 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Surprisingly funny interview of Bill Gates on the Daily Show…

Update: This video is no longer available due to this:

Entertainment conglomerate Viacom has demanded that YouTube and Google Video remove more than 100,000 unauthorized clips of its video content, the company said in a statement Friday.

Viacom demands Google, YouTube to pull 100,000 clips

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Google Maps for PPC

Feb 03 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Google Maps for PocketPC has finally been released!

Visit www.google.com/gmm on your mobile web browser to download it!

Whats amazing is how fast it is… Clearly, MSFT’s Virtual Earth Mobile isn’t as good.

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Cell signal booster

Feb 02 2007 Published by under Ramblings



Cell signal booster


After reading my buddy’s blog post about the zBoost cell phone signal booster, I decided to order one for my home. Although my 3-story abode has decent cellular signal on the top 2 floors, you’d think I was living in a deep hole in the ground on the 1st floor.

It was a pretty easy set up and seems to work pretty well… now, phones that showed only 1 or 2 bars are now showing 3 or 4 bars… we’ll see if the call quality improves as we use it over time.

Thanks Rakesh! πŸ˜€

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Desk

Feb 02 2007 Published by under Ramblings

Maybe its time for a new desk…

Er… I mean… bed?

Ergopod 500

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